California To NC--State Police To Patrol I-40

Expect plenty of blue lights along to the road to grandmother's house this Thanksgiving, at least if you're traveling on Interstate 40 anywhere along its length across the nation.

State police from California to North Carolina will have troopers posted along every ten miles of Interstate 40. Officials say it's the largest coordinated effort of its kind.

Troopers from all eight states along the two-thousand, 547-mile east-west corridor will participate in an effort called I-40 Care Across America.

It's intended to reduce the number of fatalities during the busiest travel period. The states participating in the program are California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The operation begins this afternoon and ends early Thanksgiving morning.